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HD Broadcast UHD 2 begins working life with DFB Pokal and Bundesliga coverage

German outside broadcast provider HD Broadcast’s new flagship UHD 2 truck has taken to the road this month, covering first-round matches in the DFB Pokal German knockout cup and then the start of the new Bundesliga season last weekend. HD Broadcast CEO and CTO Constantin Novotny told SVG Europe the truck was originally commissioned last […]  More

World Triathlon Hamburg 2020: Producing an event in the COVID-19 era

World Triathlon’s yearly Triathlon series, held in seven different countries across multiple races, has seen its 2020 season greatly impacted due to Covid-19: all races were cancelled, except for the Hamburg event, the 2020 World Triathlon World Championships and the 2020 Mixed Relay World Championships that were held on 5-6 September 2020. Infront Productions, broadcast […]  More

International Hockey Federation launches Watch.Hockey app to create universal home of hockey

The International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world’s governing body for the sport of hockey, has launched a fan engagement app that creates a new digital home of hockey for the millions of hockey fans, players and officials worldwide. Developed with Nagra, Watch.Hockey launched on 17 September. It is free of charge on the Apple App […]  More

How, when, why and what: Behind the scenes on SES’ new Stockley Park facility

SVG Europe recently caught up with Susanna Mandel-Mantello, vice president and head of sales, sports and events at SES, to discuss the company’s new sports and event broadcasting centre at Stockley Park in London. The new facility has been designed to help broadcasters deliver content as sports make their comeback across Europe, following lockdown, helping […]  More

HorseShow.Video picks AJA for live streaming and recording solution upgrade

HorseShow.Video has upgraded and streamlined its live streaming and recording set-up with the addition of kit from AJA Video Systems. HorseShow.Video live streams tournaments, interviews and live events content for the Quarter and Paint horse breeds across Europe. High-fidelity and reliable live stream workflows have proven critical to connecting remote audiences with global content, especially […]  More

SVG Europe announces sad passing of contributing editor Ian McMurray

SVG Europe is sad to announce the death of contributing editor, Ian McMurray. A prolific, professional and highly experienced writer, McMurray was a stalwart of the broadcasting field, also covering a multitude of other areas from audio visual to education, food, as well as helping numerous companies in those areas in a public relations capacity. […]  More

SVG Europe On-Demand: Sports Production Leaders Briefings 2020 with Producers and Host Broadcasters

In the second of the Sports Production Leaders Briefings, SVG Europe brought together representatives from production companies and host broadcasters to discuss the latest production, workflow and technology trends. You can now watch a re-run of the event.  In this video, speakers from European sports production companies bring their considered thoughts to the virtual table, […]  More

Olympic hopefuls in surfing and sport climbing featured in new Olympic Channel series

Showcasing the dreams of first-time Olympic hopefuls from around the world, the Olympic Channel presents Road to Tokyo: The Qualifier Stories starting with the premiere of its surfing series on Thursday, 17 September and followed by its sport climbing series on Thursday, 1 October. Surfing and sports climbing were scheduled to make their debut on […]  More

Operational efficiency and software-driven localisation in a post-COVID world

By Hamish Muiry, head of sales, M2A Media Around six months ago I was talking about the shifting sands of broadcast distribution from satellite to cloud IP, and how sports rights owners were taking ownership of their distribution models for more granular and localised output. Six months is a long time in cloud technology. Fast […]  More

SES moves to Stockley Park facility in London for enhanced sports broadcasting services

SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility in Greater London, as it aims to support broadcasters in the ‘new normal’. The centre has been designed to help broadcasters deliver content as sports make their comeback across Europe, following lockdown. Apart from handling downlink, decoding, processing and recording, SES’s Stockley […]  More